Sunday, December 5, 2021

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10 Unspoken Rules of the Canyon and Mountain Roads

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While there is always debate within the car community, we can all agree on two things: Motorized vehicles are awesome. Enjoying twisty ribbons of pavement that carve through beautiful scenery is bliss. Whether you live on the...

Volvo AC Clutch Bolt Snapped – Overview and Repair for a T5 Engine

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Dang Bolt has walked itself out or snapped a few times now - figured it was worth a write-up. This is my third time replacing either this clutch face or the bolt that holds it...

Elevate Performance’s Compressor Bypass Valve (Single & Dual Port) – Install Guide

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Supplemental Installation Instructions for Your P1 (S40/V50/C30) Okay everyone, this was one of the hardest installs we've done in a while, and wanted to give you some ideas and tips on the job, that may...

The EZ Oil Drain Valve With L Shaped End

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The Name Explains It All - Couldn't Be EZ'er A while back we recalled a great idea, which was a ball valve for an oil drain plug. We kept remembering and kept forgetting... until now....

Peeking Monster Decal Install

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Not really worthy of a write-up, but why not? Looking through IG, I came across a pretty cool Volvo V60 owned by Greg and featured here. Something in his engine bay caught my eye and...
Porsche Throttle Body on a P1 Volvo (C30, S40, V50, C70)

Porsche Throttle Body on a P1 Volvo (C30, S40, V50, C70)

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Having owned multiple S40s, V50s, and C30s over the years, I often consider my modified P1 Volvos to be mutts within the automotive community. As anyone who has modified a Volvo will know, limited...

Morimoto Product Reviews

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In the world of aftermarket high intensity discharge (HID) headlights kits, there is one company that far outshines the rest: Morimoto. Morimoto is known for their high quality HID kits, LED kits, projector lens assemblies,...
Pedal Spacers: What, Where, Why, When, & How

Pedal Spacers: What, Where, Why, When, & How

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What are Pedal Spacers? Pedal spacers are metal or plastic spacers which position the gas pedal closer to the driver. These can often vary in thickness to achieve a preferred setup. While simple washers could...

TurboSmart’s Compressor Bypass Valve Install – Volvo P1 & Ford Focus RS/ST MK

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We all know that factory turbo setups leave a lot of room for bolt-on improvement. This could be wastegates, boost controllers and this is no different for the Volvo & Ford's 2.5T Compressor Bypass...

Elevate Turbo Control Valve – Back to Stock Install

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The first thing you're all wondering is why we're doing a write-up on taking a performance part off, and returning it to stock. Good question, but I can assure you it isn't because the...
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